New Sony NEX video camera before NAB in April?

Sony FS100 - replacement due?

A rumour surfaced today (which was given the 2nd highest rating of plausibility by Sony Alpha Rumors) that Sony have a new NEX video product to come before NAB.

Sony have confirmed they are strengthening the NEX range more than intended this year on the back of very strong sales.

So as well as new lenses on the roadmap will we see a new video camera?

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Sony NEX 5N *vs* FS100 and NEX VG20 – hands on comparison

Full NEX 5N review here

Disclaimer: The VG20 could have been running pre-production firmware at the IFA show. If this is the case, clean HDMI and more picture tuning options could be present in the final camera, but other criticisms (like moire) most likely are not addressed.

How does the NEX 5N compare to Sony’s higher end dedicated video cameras?

Well first of all let me tell you that the VG20 is an absolute piece of crap. This is a camera that is meant to sit below the FS100 and is a good $1700 more expensive than the NEX 5N and yet it has a plethora of disadvantages compared to the diminutive mirrorless camera. It brings so little to the party for that extra $1700 namely a top handle and better audio. But in adding those, it also brings massive operational and build quality frustrations to the hapless operator.

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Sony A77, NEX-7, VG20 and NEX 5N video modes – new information

LL preview says the Sony A77 has ‘much less rolling shutter’. I believe Sony electronically reduce it with the new Bionz image processor. If the crop in video mode is anything like the NEX-C3 on the new cameras it will not be a huge issue – try the C3 in a shop with SteadyShot disabled to see what I mean (much better than the old NEX video mode). Unlike on the GH2, AF tracking works in video mode on all models including the NEX 5N The cameras are limited to 29 minutes per clip in AVCHD mode even NTSC. This …

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Sony NEX7, A77, A65, NEX5N and VG20 video camera to launch August 24th

The Sony NEX7 and A77

SonyAlphaRumors have had a huge Sony horde of leaks including the first images of the production Sony NEX7, a camera likely to blow the GH2 and Fuji X100 into the dust. It launches alongside a new video optimised Zeiss 24mm F1.8.

With 1080/60p at 28Mbit, the NEX7 is  pro mirrorless camera with 24 megapixel sensor and metal body. It maintains the small size of the NEX5 but with more manual control, a hotshoe, built in OLED viewfinder and beefier grip.

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